Frome Artists Café – First Wednesday Every Month

Open to ALL Creatives 

meet & network with Fromey (& beyond) artists, share events, ideas, inspire, collaborate, enjoy

Time & Place… 7.30 pm The Three Swans, King Street, Frome

Dates for 2017 are at the bottom of this page

Welcome!  The Frome Artists cafe is organised by Caroline Walsh-Waring, a locally based artist.  We have no agenda or set format, we tried that and it didn’t work, but if you have something you would particularly like to talk about or cover please do let me know and we’ll see what we can do!  It would be great to have some ad hoc talks or particular subjects to discuss.  To get an idea of the people who get involved why not take a look at the last Frome Open Studios Brochure on this website which will have contact details for all the entrants many of whom come to the Arts Cafe on a regular basis.

Generally though it’s a social occasion, find out what’s occurring, network, meet other artists and catch up on the gossip.  We do our best to welcome everyone, but please plunge in and let us know who you are.  We love seeing your latest pieces of work, ideas, sketchbooks, poetry and writing.

Join Frome Artists Café on Facebook (there is a direct feed on our home page) and if you want to receive the Frome Artists Café e-news direct send your details to me: Caroline Walsh-Waring.

Past Newsletters are on the Frome Artists Café Newsletter page, scroll down for News on local and nearby events.

Photos by Etcha Sketch

Events, Exhibitions and stuff going on

Next Cafe – Wednesday 6th September 2017, 7.30pm, The Three Swans – Upstairs


Remember there is no cafe in August.  Look forward to seeing you in September nicely rested I hope.



Poetry Workshops  Calling all those interested in writing:  

The Poetry Workshop meets on the second Wednesday morning of each month in Greenbank, 4 Horn Street, Nunney, 10.30-12.30.  The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 13th September.  This month’s topic: Music & music-making.  Fee £5, including tea or coffee and biscuits.

We read, we discuss, we write, we share  …. we laugh and occasionally we have tears in our eyes.  It is a friendly sharing process.

If you are interested or would like to learn more about the workshop, please contact Moira Andrew on 01373-836588.


Fusion Five at the Shaftesbury Art Centre
September 27th to October 10th.

This group of five local artists including Sabine Abraham, Amy Yates, Suzanne Woodward, Camilla Frederick and yours truly are pleased to be exhibiting at the Shaftesbury Art Centre Wednesday September 27th to Tuesday October 10th, open every day including Sundays 10am-4pm.

We have a preview evening on Wednesday 27th, 5pm-7pm so please do come along and share with your contacts. Shaftesbury Art Centre is in the centre of the town, it has a vibrant programme of events going on all the time so why not go along, take a look at our work and find out all the other interesting things you might like to get involved in. Car parking very near by.


Old Bakery Artists Wells Museum
September 16th to 30th open 10am-5pm Monday – Saturdays

Now this is in danger of becoming repetitive as this is yet another exhibition I am involved in with the Old Bakery Artists.  This vibrant and active group will be in the large Gallery upstairs in Wells Museum for two weeks, as this is such a lovely big space many of us will be showing some of our larger pieces so I it is well worth a visit and as always please let your contacts know!!


For news of more events see The Frome Artists Cafe group on Facebook



Do you have a SAW venue? Let me know your location and venue number and I will place it here.

Venue 15 The George Inn at Croscombe – Caroline Walsh-Waring, Joanna Briar, Michael Brobson.

If you have any events or exhibitions you would like included in the next newsletter email me at with details and/or a jpeg of your event and please send me your email address if you would like to subscribe.


Forthcoming Events for 2017


Somerset Art Works 23 September – 8th October

Taste of Timsbury Food Festival – Saturday 23rd September

Fusion Five at Shaftesbury Art Centre 27th September – 10th October

Cam Valley Arts Trail 4th/5th November


Places to exhibit in Frome

Frome Library, Divas Cafe, Cheese & Grain Cafe, La Strada, Eagle Lane Emporium, Rook Lane, Black Swan Round Tower, The Why Gallery.

Contact venues personally to find out availability but they are all open to featuring exhibitions by local artists.

2017 Artist Café Dates

The Three Swans, King Street, 7.30pm, upstairs 

4th Oct, 1st Nov, 3rd Dec.  Dates for 2018 tba